CC Sabathia had thrown the only complete game for the Yankees this year until today. Bartolo Colon threw all nine innings against the A’s, and held them to just four hits and no runs for a shutout.
Yankees 5, Athletics 0
W: Bartolo Colon
L: Trevor Cahill
Gardy at Work:
Brett Gardner bunted for a single, walked, stole two bases and scored. You know who else had two steals? The catcher — not named Martin! (That’s Francisco Cervelli, FYI).
A-Rod & Cano’s Race Update:
After analyzing last week’s poll results, I’ve decided to track Alex Rodriguez’s and Robinson Cano’s race to .300. A-Rod went 0-for-3 and Cano knocked two base hits in four ABs, giving Cano a .284-.277 edge.
On the Mark:
Mark Teixeira tied Curtis Granderson for the team-lead in homers with his 16th today. Tex has homered in seven of his past 11 games. Wow.